REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM BURSA PROVINCIAL DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Kocaçay Delta

Uludağ

City: Bursa

Provinces : Yıldırım, Osmangazi, Keles, İnegöl, Kestel

Surface Area : 20000

Altitude : 1250 - 2543 m

Protection: Partial

Bird Species: lammergeıer Sakallı Akbaba (2 pairs) and golden eagle - kaya kartalı (2 pairs), ,

Main Characteristics: forest, mountain

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Uluabat Lake

City: Bursa

Provinces: Nilüfer, Karacabey, Mustafakemalpaşa

Surface Area : 13500

Altitude : 1250 - 2543 m

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: It is an important breeding area for pygmy cormorant - küçük karabatak (300 pairs), squacco heron - alaca balıkçıl (30 pairs) and spoonbill - kaşıkçı (75 pairs). In winter there are huge numbers of water birds, which includes pygmy cormorant - küçük karabatak (max. 1078), Dalmatian Pelican - tepeli pelikan (max. 136), pochard -elmabaş patka (max. 42500), tufted duck - tepeli patka (maks13.600) and coot - sakarmeke (maks321.550) within the area. 429.423 water birds, counted in the area during January, 1996, is the highest water bird number registered within Turkey since 1970.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, swamp

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Kocaçay Delta

City: Bursa

Provinces: Karacabey

Surface Area : 4200

Altitude: Sea level

Protection: N/A

Bird Species: Breeding populations of black stork - kara leylek (10 pairs), Ferruginous duck - pasbaş patka(70 pairs), collared pratincole -bataklık kırlangıcı (80 pairs) and kentish plover akça cılıbıt (60 pairs) reproducing populations. During migration there are important numbers of pygmy cormorant -küçük karabatak (max. 150) and white pelican - ak pelikan (max. 800), and coot - sakarmeke (max. 46291) during winter.

Main Characteristics: sweet water lake, alluvial forest

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